Young volunteers from France at YMCA Hayes

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YMCA France volunteers YMCA Hayes has welcomed two volunteers from France in a new collaboration with YMCA France. Ben Monnie, 22, and Lucie Lucas, 21, joined the Youth Team in September this year and are developing plans for a new Basketball Club and a Gymnastics/Dance Club for 11-16 year olds in the Hayes area, to commence in January...

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…

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YMCA London woman winter Or that’s what we are lead to believe... Christmas - For some it may be, for some it isn’t and for some it’s somewhere in between. However, for all its hard to avoid. Step outside your door and you are met with images of merriment, happiness and fun. Stay inside and many adverts will be...

YMCA St Paul’s Group Staff Win Awards

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Staff awards YMCA SPG YMCA St Paul’s Group (YMCA SPG) has recognised the dedication of its staff in the communities it serves around London, with staff awards at its Annual Showcase. Held at Central Hall Westminster on Monday 25 November, it was a glittering event to celebrate the work of YMCA. Winners in the Awards categories included Jumpers! Nursery...

Safiyyah Patel has won the ‘We Believe’ Youth Matters Award!

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We Believe Youth Matters Winner Safiyyah Patel from YMCA St Paul’s Group has been awarded the coveted We Believe Award at YMCA England and Wales’s national Youth Matters Awards ceremony on 8 November 2019 for her fantastic work with young people at YMCA Walthamstow.  Safiyyah Patel 19 from Walthamstow was presented with the award at the Youth Matters 2019 awards...

Get your fitness fix at all YMCA gyms this summer*!

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Artwork Instagram Post resize - Get your fitness fix at all YMCA gyms this summer*! YMCA GYM & GO: Your passport to fitness this summer YMCAs across the country are teaming up to offer all members and Pay As You Go** users the opportunity to access all YMCA health and wellbeing facilities across multiple centres. This includes gym and classes. So, if you are a member of any YMCA St...

Happy Birthday YMCA

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YMCA banner group We are celebrating 175 years since YMCA was established! Have you heard of George Williams? George was one of many young men who came to London to find work during the Industrial Revolution.  In 1844 George organised a prayer group in his lodgings near St Paul’s Churchyard. This was the very start of YMCA. People...